HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Suspended ceiling inspection

    27 Jul 2016, 1:29 pm
    1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. New guidance about this which was co-written with HSE following the collapse of the Apollo ...
  • National Steel firm fined £1.98million for safety failings

    26 Jul 2016, 2:10 pm
    Tata Steel has been fined after two workers suffered injuries to their hands in two separate incidents involving machinery.
  • Producers of Star Wars plead guilty

    26 Jul 2016, 9:07 am
    Foodles Production (UK) Ltd has today pleaded guilty to failing to protect actors and workers following an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.
  • Essex school fined after refurbishment disturbs asbestos

    22 Jul 2016, 2:14 pm
    An Essex school has been fined after poorly-planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance activities exposed school staff and others to asbestos.
  • Worker trapped by three tonne road roller

    22 Jul 2016, 9:55 am
    An exhibitions and displays company has been fined for safety breaches after a labourer was crushed by a road roller.
  • Manufacturing company fined for health and safety failures

    21 Jul 2016, 4:00 pm
    A manufacturing company based in South Shields has been fined for health and safety failures.
  • Worker injured falling down a service riser shaft

    21 Jul 2016, 2:05 pm
    A construction company in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered injury when he fell down a service riser shaft.
  • Angus based company fined after death of worker

    20 Jul 2016, 3:21 pm
    A company that specialises in the application of protective coating systems has been sentenced after a worker became caught on pipe being sprayed with molten metal and lost his life.
  • New minister for health and safety

    20 Jul 2016, 2:50 pm
    Penny Mordaunt MP has been appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work with responsibility for oversight of HSE.
  • Suspended sentence for Chesterfield plumber

    19 Jul 2016, 3:57 pm
    A plumber from Chesterfield has received a ten month suspended sentence for health and safety failings.
  • Country estate prosecuted after flanker blinded at grouse shoot

    19 Jul 2016, 3:31 pm
    A sporting and country estate was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered a life changing injury.
  • Hospice sentenced after Legionella death

    18 Jul 2016, 1:38 pm
    A hospice based in Sydenham has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires’ disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting legionnaires disease.
  • HSE’s top team smash targets in charity fundraising drive

    18 Jul 2016, 10:36 am
    A team of directors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) put in the hard yards to raise more than £1500 for a good cause.
  • Worker’s finger severed in machinery

    15 Jul 2016, 2:01 pm
    A tube fabrication company based in Caerphilly has been fined after a worker had a finger severed in machinery.
  • M&D theme park investigation update

    15 Jul 2016, 1:22 pm
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently investigating the crash of the Tsunami ride at M&D Theme Park on Sunday 26 June 2016 and will continue to work closely with Police Scotland and the Crown Office while the cause of the incident is ...